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Intellectual Property Rights Conference: A Catalyst for Innovation

The Conference Board of Canada, July 2, 2008
Conference Recordings
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In this Conference e-Proceedings the Conference Board will present its latest research examining the value creation potential of effective intellectual property rights protection, and the relationship between policy, enforcement mechanisms, and innovation and competitiveness at the national level. In this CD-ROM insightful keynote speakers and panel discussions will give you an opportunity to learn from your peers who face the same challenges you do. You’ll also gain a greater appreciation of commercialization issues and the potential impact of current and planned legislation.

Conference Recordings Agenda

Opening Remarks

Graham Henderson
Canadian Recording Industry Association

The Hon. John Wilkinson
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Innovation and the Creative Economy: How Canada Performs
Glen Hodgson
The Conference Board of Canada

Research Findings: The Intellectual Property and Innovation Connection
Curtis Cook
The Conference Board of Canada

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
Graham Henderson
Canadian Recording Industry Association

Commercializing Intellectual Property: The Waterloo Miracle
Scott Inwood
University of Waterloo

Canada’s IPR Issues and Opportunities
John Peller
Andrew Peller Ltd.

Trans-National IPR Standards and Enforcement
Michael Keplinger
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

Media Economics, Moral Hazard and IP Enforcement
Olivier Bomsel
Centre for Industrial Economics (CERNA) (France)

Global IPR Panel: The Common Threat

Graham Henderson
Canadian Recording Industry Association

Michael Eisen
Microsoft Canada Co.

Victor Garcia
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Hugh Stephens
Time Warner Inc. (Asia-Pacific) (Hong Kong)

Opening Remarks - Day Two
Elyse Allan
General Electric Canada

IPR Protection: The Cornerstone of Economic Growth
Rick Cotton
NBC Universal (United States

Panel Discussion: Protecting Pharmaceutical Innovation in Canada

Andrew Reddon
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Michael Boyd
Schering-Plough Corporation

Laurie Dotto
Abbott Laboratories Limited

Steve Mason
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Panel Discussion: Intellectual Property Development, Management, and Protection

Patrick Kierans
Ogilvy Renault LLP

Brian Gray
Ogilvy Renault LLP

Chris Donnelly
Manulife Financial Corporation

Darren Noseworthy
Pfizer Canada Inc.

* Remarks made by Krishna Pathiyal, Research in Motion Limited, are not available.

How can Canada Compete and Innovate Globally?
Giuseppina D'Agostino
York University

IPR, Innovation & Economic Development: Lessons from Recent Research

Graham Henderson
Canadian Recording Industry Association

Keith Maskus
University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)

Closing Remarks
Wendy Noss
Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association